Free from all misinterpretation, the esoteric student is fully aware of the fact that all these stories making reference to temples and temple cities apply to the human temple which must be built, a temple in which the God, who is in every human being, can meet the Logos, for the accomplishment of the great work for humankind.
We always read that—should the temple not meet the highest demands of the divine law—the temple must be destroyed, so that a new one can be erected that is in accordance with the divine aim.
Matt Murdock taking baths instead of showers because the sound of each individual water droplet slamming into his sensitive skin makes him scream.
Matt Murdock owning a service dog named Chester who sleeps on top of him and happens to hate Foggy.
Matt Murdock going glasses shopping with foggy and begging foggy to not pick an ugly pair to mess with him because he can’t tell the difference between his super ‘cool’ red ones and plastic pink ones.
Matty Murdock listening to the people in his apartments around him as a kid who were so loud (to him) that he would turn on the bathtub and sleep on the tile floor sometimes to escape the noise.
Matt Murdock making texture tags on the inside of his shirts and pants and ties for his outfits so he knows what matches and what doesn’t.
Matt having a phobia of hospitals from when he was there after the accident. All the beeping and crying and people yelling in pain or sadness overwhelms him and he can’t step inside without breaking into a cold sweat.
Matt being used as a spider detector by foggy who has a phobia of them. He has Matt scan the room with his super hearing once he discovered it to make sure it’s safe. Matt lies and says there aren’t any when in actuality he can hear dozens in every room under the floor boards.
Matt Murdock needing Foggy to patch him up in an emergency and Foggy covering him in Dora band-aids against Matt’s knowledge.
Matt Murdock in college smacking Foggy over the head with his cane whenever he snored.
Matt Murdock wearing a bright pink dress shirt that got turned in the wash by a red sock, but Foggy letting him go out with it and not telling him.
Matt Murdock picking out a service dog at a shelter and having one lick him on the nose when he picks it up, knocking his glasses askew.
Matt Murdock and Foggy Nelson playing with their dinosaur action figures instead of working as interns.
Matt Murdock being obsessed with records, and his favorite noise being the sound of the needle touching down onto the vinyl.
Ritual purity featured heavily in worship in ancient Greece, with water basins called perorrhanteria, established near the entrances to temples; and stoas found bearing inscriptions that command visitors to cleanse themselves before entering the sanctuary. The nature of ritual purity changed over time and location, as with most aspects of worship in ancient Greece, but the ritual act of purification remained an important one.
People asked me about characters in Ancient Greek AU couple weeks ago. That beside Nami and Vivi who work for Aphrodite temple with Sanji, and Usopp works for Zoro (he’s the leader of archer team), is there anyone else? So here is a little comic show more characters of this AU.
Zoro was totally surprised that time, he thought there were only women near Sanji’s work place or the blond only worked with Nami and Vivi and some female priest in his temple.
The spectacular history of Gwalior Fort is one that can mesmerise almost anyone. While treading through the breathtaking pathways and historic temples that make up for its awe inspiring architecture, I heard the stones speak to me of the stories that survived through testing times.
At various places along the way to the Gwalior Fort’s hill are rock-cut statues of the Jain pantheon with Tirthankara saints dating back to 15th or 16th century. The best known among these are two major statue groups along the western approach route up the hill through Urwahi valley. Most of these Jain statues on the hill had been chiseled during the 15th century when the fort was under the control of Tomar kings, though a few are thought to date back as far as the 7th Century AD.
The rich culture from the past seeped through these magnificent rocks. But there was something amiss! These temples had also witnessed desecration by the Mughal dynasty. And looking at the damages made my heart sink for a minute. While, numerous idols from many of the niches were missing, one can’t help but notice the massive figure of Adinatha - the first Jain Tirthankara that stands 17 m tall and is undoubtedly one of the the tallest Jain statues n North India.
The small figure of a reclined lady is seen on one of the rock seemingly of Lord Mahavir’s mother, Trishala. Scriptures say that when she was bearing Lord Mahavir, she had a number of auspicious dreams. Scholars went on to interpret these and tell the virtues of the child which are now inscribed on the rocks.
There are many such huge stunning sculptures all around the pathway which strike you with their serene sense of divinity.
Later, I walked to the Saas-Bahu Mandir (the mother-in law and daughter-in-law temples). The pair of temples are made entirely by the interlocking of sandstones that dated back to the 11th century.
The Kachchapaghata King Mahipala built the first temple for his mother who worshipped Lord Vishnu. Originally it was known as Sahastrabahu - meaning one with thousand arms, another name for Lord Vishnu. Later he built another temple beside it for his daughter-in law, who worshipped Lord Shiva.
I circled around the two temples adorned with beautiful carvings of gods and goddesses. Some of them are - Ganga and Yamuna on each side of the door, Brahma with Saraswati, Vishnu and Lakshmi, Garuda, Shiva and Parvati and Navgraha above the door. These temples too were defaced and buried by the Mughals in the 17th C. It was only when the Britishers found them, that they excavated and restored the temples.
Another marvel I walked past was a stunning rock carved temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The 100 feet tall Teli ka Mandir, was built in the 9th century and it is believed to have been made by the Teli community (oil traders). The temple stands out because of its Dravidian and Buddhist architectural influence, especially the vaulted roof. It is adorned with sculptures from Hinduism.
Walking past these immutable sculptures, there was only one thought running in my mind. Hundreds of centuries may pass by, but these stories will remain forever.
About the artist
Neethi Goldhawk is an independent illustrator and textile print designer who loves drawing all things dreamy, inspired by nature and life. She has illustrated for platforms like Redbull Amaphiko and Launchora. Her pen name (Goldhawk) was concocted in the crowded space of her mind full of absurd characters, who are but little children at heart. She is an avid Tumblr blogger and can be found here
Another thing I’ve noticed rewatching daredevil is how foggy commentates for Matt all of the time when he can’t see something. Like when someone shrugs or nods or even curtsies (adorably) or when Karen tried to show him something Foggy was like “You know he can’t see that right?” And I really love how he acts like Matt’s seeing eye dog and is just such a good friend to him. He helps him cross the road and tells him when to turn and just does it naturally, mid sentence, not even thinking about it because that’s just what he does for him.
Unsure if I can make a double entry or not, but I’ve got a multi-chapter fanfic
(LawLuWeek themed) running on FF.net in addition to the things I’m posting here. Thought it would be nice to add some more stuff to the mix - so without further ado, Black Gold.
“In which Pirate King Monkey D. Luffy makes a promise, and Yonkou Trafalgar Law is an oblivious idiot.”
Warnings: Not NSFW as of now, but will be in future chapters. Also, swearing. Also, also, bad humor.
S is for Sacrifice (and how sometimes it goes both ways) / 2,600 words
Law’s eyes narrow as they travel over Luffy’s toned body.
Scars. Several of them, old and new. Light bruises almost everywhere. Even a goddamned papercut in his finger. Law scowls as he finishes his medical examination in the small raven, and leans back in his couch.